Industry News

Industry News Bits WED 8-16-23

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AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid JUL

WERC HD2/Birmingham – 3.9
WAGG/Birmingham – 2.3
WLFJ/Greenville – 3.5
WPZZ/Richmond – 4.1

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After a great run as one of the original Fish architects, and Director of Programming of the Salem LA cluster for 20 plus years, Chuck Tyler has exited due to budget cuts.

Chuck tells HisAir, “I still have plenty of fire left in me for my next winning situation.  Multi format player, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say CCM is closest to my heart.  Love my work in management and talent direction, but also very much enjoy day to day content creation and on-air performing.” 

Interested in chatting with Chuck reach out at: chucktyler2020@yahoo.com  661-433-7600

Christian Radio veteran Wayne Pederson is back on the air. Wayne will be hosting Worship with Wayne weekends on PraiseLive/Minneapolis.

Wayne says, When I started as an announcer on KTIS in 1967, I did the Saturday and Sunday morning shifts. Now 50+ years later, I’m back on Saturday and Sunday mornings on PraiseLive! So happy to be back on the air weekends.”

The station is streamed at PraiseLive.org and in Minneapolis at 95.3 FM.


KSLT/Rapid City (107.1) welcomes Aaron Trost as their new Creative Services Director and On-Air host. 

Aaron is a recent graduate from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul, Minnesota. 


After 13 months Steven Jenks has left WDJC/Birmingham. Steven co-hosted afternoons with Lauren Kitchens since June 2022. Steven has 31 years experience in radio and for 22 years has been an ordained minister.

Reach out to Steven here – Phone 251 360 9959. Email Jenks.roostercrow@gmail.com.

New Life Radio Satellite Network-Odessa, Ukraine founder Daniel Johnson checks in with HisAir.

“Hi Ted. Wanted to give you an update from Ukraine. On Sunday, August 13, during the late night, Russian missile attacks hit the city of Odessa in two waves. A missile strike near the broadcast center of New Life Radio caused a shockwave that blew out the windows in the building, EXCEPT for the 5 studio rooms and office of the radio station! Despite the roof almost being blown off and slight damage, New Life continued their Russian and Ukrainian language radio channels uninterrupted. NLR set up a remote radio studio in Linz, Austria in case the Odessa station is taken out, and it was able to carry on the broadcasts after switching signals from Odessa to our satellite and internet networks. We credit the Lord with saving our radio facility despite the missiles coming at us. Sadly, the Russian army continues to bomb Odessa, so we ask prayers for safety from our American brothers and sisters in Christ! As soon as the war is over, our new Ukrainian service (Radio Nove Zhittya) is working to develop a nationwide network of affiliate FM stations in villages and cities across Ukraine. 97% of communities in Ukraine have no local evangelical Christian radio station.”

Listen to the stations at www.NLRadio.net (Russian) www.NoveZhitya.net (Ukrainian) 











The “Twin Cities Business” publication wanted to find out, “What’s behind the contemporary Christian radio station’s improbable success story in the Twin Cities?”

That’s KTIS/Minneapolis of course, and the local publication has a piece covering Minneapolis most popular radio station’s story. Check it out HERE. 

The Men of Radio 6th Annual Winter Retreat will be held January 18 – 21, 2024 in McCall, ID. 

Organizer Bill Scott says, “Some of you have been thinking of coming to this retreat for years. This is your year. We land in Boise Idaho and I’ll have transportation to take you up the mountain. Your lodging, food, ride to the camp, meals, snowmobiling, natural hotsprings, horse drawn sleigh ride and more all taking care of for the price of $250 for the whole weekend. This is a blast and a must attend for any man in radio.”
 Space is limited. Sign up and get more info HERE.

Lindsay Crane 2 years at Awakening Events

WSRR/Murfreesboro, TN (LPFM Saint Rose Radio 99.3) celebrates 7 years on the air
Whip of Chords with Matt Rhodes celebrates 28 years

Prayer List:
Brooke Taylor
Jim Hutson

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